Friday, 11 April 2014

Colour sites

http://colorpicker.com/

https://www.pantone.com/pages/colorstrology/colorstrology.aspx?myp=1

http://color.hailpixel.com/

http://letschipit.com/

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Pattern combinations

So I'm just putting a random selection of patterns together to see if any sit well and could make the beginnings of a collection. The colours are all over the place, since they're all just experiments.









Another set of pattern experiments

The same motif as previous post, but with the central part removed leaving just the small circles and then with other motifs inserted in different colours.







A leap forward

Practising with Illustrator, following ABSPD exercises and I can now fairly quickly produce a pattern and play with the colours, changing them about without any issues. Here's a sequence of colour variations based on a very simple motif I created without even really realising it.


One colour on a white background.

Same colour but with a dark background.

Adding a third colour.

Then a fourth.

A fifth.

And finally, a sixth in the form of just a dot inserted into the centre of some of the motifs.



Sunday, 6 April 2014

Dot test

http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/features/illustration/pattern-design-tips/?m=false

Textures

Finally got into the shed today and worked my way through the first two weeks of PDF downloads from ABSPD. I made a list of all the exercises and marked off which ones I'd done (only a few of the first ones), which ones I should really do more on (most of the few I've done) and the ones I haven't even started (the majority).

Feeling like it was a bit of a displacement activity but after circling around for a while I started the doodling to music exercise, which quickly turned into making textures. Raided the plan chest and picked out bits of fabric, mesh, polystyrene and other bits and pieces.

Could see all kinds of potential as I was working and ended up with sheets all over the floor, walls and desk. All over.

Here's just one, not cleaned up, just scanned. Painting with gouache over old feathers I got for Joely's 3rd birthday party.

Image is too big to post. Oh well.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Paper textures

http://inspirationhut.net/design-resources/38-fantastic-vintage-old-clean-and-free-paper-textures/